PowWow The Newsletter of Minisa Chapter, IAAP
PROGRAM: Are You Part of the Social Media Explosion?
Wichita, Kansas SPEAKER: Kevin Swinicki
MINISA CHAPTER DATE: Thursday, November 5, 2009
TIME: 5:30 p.m. Networking Reception
2009-2010 Board of Directors
6:05 p.m. Program
7:10 p.m. Business Meeting
Patricia Coombs PLACE: Olive Tree Restaurant – Bistro Room
firstname.lastname@example.org 2949 N Rock Rd, Wichita, Wichita
PRESIDENT-ELECT MENU Fresh Cut Vegetables and Dip; Baguette Party Sandwiches (filled with
Ruth Smith CPS/CAP salami, ham, cheese, artichokes); Chicken Sate with Peanut Dipping
email@example.com Sauce; Stuffed New Potatoes with Crumbled Bacon; Fresh Fruit
SECRETARY COST: $16 for dinner; $3 for meeting only
Margo Landis CPS/CAP
Reservations Required: We recognize emergency situations do come up. If you need to
cancel your reservation please contact:
TREASURER Ruth Smith CPS/CAP (work 526.3568)
Jocelyn.firstname.lastname@example.org no later than noon, Monday, November 2. The chapter is charged for the guaranteed
number of meal reservations made, and members will be billed for reservations not
canceled in time.
Marianne Eyles CPS/CAP
Diana Smith Inside . . .
President’s Page ………………………………………………………………………………. 2
PARLIAMENTARY ADVISOR Dates to Remember …………..……………………………………………………………..… 3
Bethel Banzhaf CPS/CAP Executive of the Year ……………......…………………………………………………….…. 3
Committee Reports ……………………………………………………………………….…… 3-6
FYI: For Our Newer Members ….…………….…………….……………………………..…. 7
Certification Update …………………….…………….....……………….…….…………..…. 7
News (to members only): Treasurer’s Report
InsertsFrom Around the Association ………………..……...…….…………..………….….. 8
The Winner’s Edge ……………………………………………………………………….…… 9
November Birthdays and Anniversaries, Computer Corner …………………………….… 10
Benefits of IAAP Membership, RTF …………….…………….…………….………….….... 11
October Highlights …………….…………….…….…………………..…….…………….…... 12
One Minute Idea; Care and Share; Style Editor ….…………………..…………...………... 13
Inserts (to members only): September 3 Meeting Minutes; Treasurer’s Report;
OMY nomination form
“You can’t let praise or criticism get to you. It’s a weakness to get caught up in either one. “
~ John Wooden, basketball coach
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Greetings from the President . . .
Wow! October is here and almost gone. The crisp fall air will soon get your attention.
The tree leaves are now starting to change to some magnificent colors. They will start
falling soon as a sign of winter approaching. As I was driving to Andover the other day,
I had some vivid memories of back home. There is a stretch of highway between
Woodward, Oklahoma and Weatherford, Oklahoma I think would compare to the
eastern part of the United States. The valleys are thickly populated with trees that have
a vast array of beautiful foliage this time of year that will take your breath away. We need to stop and think what the
Lord does for each of us every day that we take for granted. Take a leisurely drive some Sunday afternoon and
enjoy the colors while they are vibrant.
The hardest part of fall is keeping ourselves healthy. The weather temperatures change back and forth from fall to
summer, although our summer was mild this year. The flu has already made its presence in some of the schools
around so please take extra preventative care.
I would like to welcome our newest member Jeretta Eash. Let’s all make her feel at home and get to know her. I
appreciate all Minisa members for your friendship and support this year.
I would like to thank Deb Moody CPS and Jenny Stephens for the excellent job they did for our executives on
Executive Night. Bobby Burcham from Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. presented a very timely program on Managing
Global Virtual Teams. Remember that guests are always welcome. Why not invite a couple of co-workers or friends
to our next meeting? Let them see what the Minisa Chapter and IAAP are all about.
The Kansas Division Fall Seminar on October 3 was represented by eleven members from the Minisa Chapter. The
Kansas Judicial Pros Chapter did a wonderful job hosting the event. They had two excellent speakers: Cynthia
Otieno Ongeche presented Your Money Action Plan in the morning and Detective Randy Stone presented
Computer Threats – Know What To Look For” in the afternoon. The facility was nice and the food was great! Have
any of you started utilizing the spreadsheet Cynthia offered? What a great way to track your expenses. It makes you
think about what you are spending your money on – do you really want that mocha coffee or is it something you
could fix at home?
Speaking of tracking where your money goes, our Ways and Means Committee has Entertainment Books, Terri
Lynn products, cookbooks, and holiday wreaths for sale. The wreaths are an excellent way to take care of your
holiday list. Order a wreath to be sent to your parents or that high school friend you have kept in contact with to let
them know you are thinking of them during the holiday season. These are beautiful, reasonably priced and will take
the stress out of the holiday season because they will be delivered right to the recipient’s door and have a tree
planted in their honor. The proceeds will go towards scholarships that we give each year and our chapter budget.
This is a way Minisa Chapter gives back to the community.
The CPS/CAP mock exam was given on October 3. This is a personal goal for several of our members are striving
for. Please keep all those sitting for the exams in your prayers. They are devoting their time to meet this goal.
Have you made your guest list yet? The Membership Committee has been working hard to organize our
membership recruitment on November 5. Be thinking about who you would like to invite to learn about IAAP and
what it can mean for them professionally and individually. The flyers should be ready for distribution soon.
I am excited to see that we have several new people stepping up the plate and taking advantage of being on a
committee this year. This is a great way to get involved with the chapter. I would like to incorporate as many new
ideas as possible to make this year enjoyable and successful for everyone. Without volunteers Minisa Chapter
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Dates to Remember
November 5 Chapter Meeting – Membership Recruitment
November 6-7 CPS and CAP exams
November 19 Pow Wow Deadline (e-mailed [email@example.com] submissions are greatly appreciated!)
December 3 Christmas social
December 17 Pow Wow Deadline (e-mailed [firstname.lastname@example.org] submissions are greatly appreciated!)
January 3 Chapter Meeting
* * * Due to the holidays there will be no board meetings in November or December
2009-2010 Executive of the Year
Ron Waln, Ph.D.
Ron Waln, Ph.D., president of Assessment Strategies,
LLC, is Wichita’s only industrial/organizational
psychologist. He is an expert in individual assessment,
pre-employment testing, training, research and
Dr. Waln’s administrative manager, Bethel Banzhaf
CPS/CAP, nominated him for this honor. Ron has gone
considerably above and beyond in his support of Bethel’s
involvement with IAAP. During the last few years, and
especially the last year, he has never hesitated to let Bethel
take time off work for the many official duties required by her
position as Kansas Division president. Ron and Bethel enjoy
a good working relationship, and Bethel feels like a real
partner in building the business and providing professional,
prompt service to their clients.
The Finance Committee is scheduled to meet on November 4, 2009 to review Minisa Chapter’s books for the first quarter
of the fiscal year. The meeting will be held at Bethel’s office, 445 N. Waco at 6:30 p.m.
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Membership Committee Programs at a Glance
Bobbie Frye CPS/CAP, Chairman
August 13, 2009
Our open house and membership drive will be on November 5,
Climbing the Career Ladder in a
2009. Administrative professionals need to excel and take the
lead by positively influencing the profession. Invite your colleagues to come
Michele Gors Paris, KPTS CEO
explore how IAAP can help you to change, adapt and keep moving ahead
while constantly facing changes in the workplace.
September 3, 2009
Over 200 flyers were distributed via e-mail and regular mail. It’s not too late Customer Service: Make it a WOW!*
to invite a guest, the information is on the chapter website. It will be a fun Judy Whiley
evening and a wonderful opportunity for Minisa Chapter to unite and show
what IAAP has to offer. October 1, 2009
Managing Global Teams*
Kevin Swinicki will be speaking on the Social Media Explosion and how more Bobby Burcham
and more companies and individuals are Linked-In, Tweeting and on
Facebook to create brand interactivity and real time relationships with clients.
November 5, 2008
Our meeting will be set up in a reception format to allow for mingling and Are You Part of the Social Media
networking. Please take the time to welcome our guests and answer their Explosion?
questions about how you have benefitted from your IAAP membership. Our Kevin Swinicki
speaker will be followed by a skit and membership information. Olive Tree Restaurant
Membership Drive/Open House
There will be a regular business meeting after the presentation. Guests are
welcome but not required to stay for the business meeting. December 3, 2009
Ways and Means Committee TBD
Bobbie Frye CPS/CAP, Chairman
January 7, 2010
The Rose Hill Fall Festival was a little slow this year. The Non-Verbal Communication*
weather was extremely cold and those who were out were not buying very Sue Houser CPS/CAP
much. We made $115 but with the $25 deposit for the booth, our profit was
$90. February 4, 2010
Speaking with Clarity and
We still have several Entertainment Books for sale at $20. These make great Confidence*
gifts for Christmas. We ordered 15 this year and I have only sold eight to Anne Maki, M.S., CCC-SLP
date. Please let me know if you need any. Our final payment is due in
March 5, 2010
The wreath sales went well. We sold 42 of the gift items to be shipped Excellence and Leadership in
directly to homes and so far we have sold 43 of the traditional items which Administrative Professionals*
will be shipped to my house. Since we had to order full items, we will have a Carol Zamaitis
selection of items left if anyone missed out on placing their order. Please
contact me if interested. Our profit to date is $536 from the wreath project. April 1, 2010
The Polished Professional*
Our new shipment of Terri Lynn nuts and dried fruit arrived in October and all Bethel Banzhaf CPS/CAP
the good stuff is waiting for those chocolate and nut lovers to purchase. We
now have: Cashews, Chocolate Cashews, Pistachios, Trail Mix, Yogurt
Raisins, Chocolate Almonds, Chocolate Peanuts, Malted Milk Balls, May 6, 2010 (Annual Meeting: closed)
Dark Chocolate Cranberry’s and Gummi Bears. Stressed Spelled Backwards is Not
Dr. Georgia Ohlberg
Publicity/Community Service Committee June 3, 2010
Submitted by June Crawford The Work-Life Balance Equation*
Brian Alexander Black
Dress for Success is looking for winter coats, hats, scarves and gloves. If Installation of Officers
you would like to help with this project, please bring items to chapter
meetings or June Crawford will pick them up. * CPS/CAP Recertification Points Awarded
– 60 minute programs
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Service Awards Committee Ruth Smith CPS/CAP, Chairman
The Minisa Chapter Outstanding Member of the Year Award information, voting instructions, eligibility
list and nomination form will be distributed to all members by e-mail or postal service. A copy of the
document is included as an attachment to the November Pow Wow.
Please carefully read the document before you decide on a candidate to nominate. When you have
completed either your typed or written nomination form for a candidate who is listed on the eligibility list, please e-mail
your single written nomination to email@example.com. All e-mailed or mailed written nominations must be
received by the November 13, 2009 deadline.
The OMY is one of two very special awards the chapter gives each year to recognize an individual member’s
contribution to the chapter and support of the association; someone who makes a difference, who contributes her
time, energy and talent, and who is a good example of what IAAP represents.
Being recognized by one’s peers in this way is especially meaningful and a great honor, so please do not pass up
this opportunity to show your appreciation for a deserving member of Minisa Chapter!
If you do not know everyone on the eligibility list, don’t let that stop you from nominating someone you do know if
you think she is worthy of this honor.
Nominating a candidate for the OMY is a privilege, so please take a few moments to nominate one of the members
on the eligibility list and write down the reasons why you believe the member you are nominating deserves to be the
recipient of this award. Please note: only written nominations will be accepted.
If you have questions, please contact me via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone at 525-3568 (work) or 683-
Retirement Trust Foundation Cyndi Mullins CPS/CAP, Liaison
If you would like to participate in Minisa’s fundraising efforts for the Retirement Trust Fund (RTF), please bring your white
elephant (gently used or new) items to the November 5 meeting. Tickets are 25 cents each or five for $1 and the drawing
is held after the business meeting.
We will track your donation for the Family of Givers program. Fiscal year contributions to the Trust in the following
categories will provide for donor recognition within the association and related donor benefits.
Sustaining: $100 to $499 (RTF pin and holiday cards)
Leadership: $500 to $999 (RTF pin, paver and holiday cards)
Pacesetter: $1,000 and up (RTF pin, paver, holiday cards, plaque and special recognition)
About Our November Speaker
Mr. Swinicki began working at Cessna in 1992 in the Visual Media department as a photographer for engineering flight
test operations. He is currently manager of Electronic Marketing which is responsible for the online presence at Cessna
including the new Cessna.com website. Mr. Swinicki has been married for 23 years and has three children. He is an avid
runner and photographer.
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Annual Membership Drive
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Bring colleagues, friends and administrative
professionals you interact with in other companies.
Help a fellow career-minded admin be the best she
can be by reaping the benefits of IAAP membership!
Special Informational Learn how it will benefit YOU
and Networking Program! to become a member of IAAP®!
Thursday, Networking With Peers
November 5, 2009 Education
5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Award Winning OfficePro
Olive Tree Restaurant Magazine
Bistro Room Leadership Training
2949 N Rock Rd, Wichita
Are You Part of the Social Mark of Excellence
Media Explosion? And Much More
Creating Corporate and
Personal Brand Interactivity
COST: Free (guests)
Presented by Kevin Swinicki
What is social media? RSVP by: Monday, November 2
Why would anyone want to RSVP to: Bethel Banzhaf CPS/CAP
Tweet? Phone: 269-2137
Is your company using it to Fax: 269-9348
engage customers? E-mail RSVP to:
How can social media help or
hurt you professionally?
Come join in the fun!
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For Our Newer Members
What is RTF?
The International Association of Administrative Professionals was first established in 1942. Its vision is simple: to inspire
and equip all administrative professionals to attain excellence. In 1958, a Declaration of Trust created the National
Secretaries Association Home Trust Fund. The Retirement Trust Foundation was created in 2000. This independent, non-
profit organization is administered by a six member International Board of Trustees, four of whom are elected at large
from the membership of IAAP and serve with the IAAP international president and treasurer.
The IAAP Retirement Trust Foundation is a tax-exempt charitable organization. Contributions made to the Trust are
deductible; bequests, legacies, devises, transfers or gifts to or for the Trust's use are deductible for federal estate and gift
The Trust was formed and operates exclusively for charitable purposes; i.e., for the primary purpose of acquiring,
maintaining and operating a home for needy and elderly administrative professionals and otherwise assisting needy and
elderly administrative professionals. The demand for comfortable, affordable housing for retired administrative
professionals is growing, and the Trust seeks to help fill that need with Vista Grande.
The benefits of the RTF begin from the time you become a member of IAAP. The trust publishes RTF reVisions quarterly
for all members, and is currently working on an online resource center of links and other information for retirees and future
FYI is a feature column for the benefit of all members.
Information presented is to assist new members as they begin to explore chapter offerings.
CPS and CAP Certification Update
and Exam Dates Exam Study Group Exams
February 15, 2010 CPS CAP Study Group November 6, 2009
Application deadline for the CAP exam
May 7-8, 2010 CPS and CAP The coordinator is Jenny
November 7, 2009
exams Stephens. Please contact
Jenny directly at
May 7 – CAP exam email@example.com if you Exam Site
May 8 – CPS exam are interested in joining the Spirit HR Service Center
group. 3420 S. Oliver
Good luck to all those taking the CPS
and CAP exams!
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News From Around The Association . . .
Goals and Objectives
To serve the Kansas Division members and chapters by providing support and advancement opportunities so they can
achieve excellence by:
Sharing our common goals and mission
Providing educational opportunities to our members
Marketing IAAP to our communities and our division
Striving to retain, recruit and assist in the development of individual members and chapters.
Kansas Division Mission Statement
Serve and support member chapters for personal and professional growth and development. Serve as the liaison
between the international association and members. Promote the profession and IAAP.
The Kansas Division identified four primary goals to sustain its vision and advance its mission over the five-year period of
1. Strengthen chapters by increasing the consistency and quality of volunteer leadership
The Kansas Division Board shall identify, mentor and develop leaders to ensure continued stability of the offices
within the division and to strengthen chapter leaders. Additionally, the KDB commits to create a strong foundation
when building new chapters with a focus on creating sustainable growth and long-lasting chapters within Kansas.
2. Promote personal and career development and educational opportunities
The KD shall provide quality professional and educational opportunities focusing on the career-minded
professionals to meet the development needs of its members.
3. Increase a diversified membership of career-minded professionals and improve retention of current
Increase membership through development of division programs that provide tangible benefits, meet net
membership goals, and increase attendance at division meetings.
4. Market our association by communicating membership value
Communicate to members, potential members, and employers the benefits and value of membership in IAAP;
strengthen outreach to businesses and organizations that influence our profession; project a professional image
to management and communities.
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The Winner’s Edge
ccording to Denis Waitley, author of The Psychology of Winning for the 21st Century, “Time is the only resource
or gift distributed equally to everyone while they are alive. Each human being in every time zone has precisely 168
hours a week to spend. Make today your moment of truth, your time to win.”
Consider Mr. Waitley’s advice . . .
♦ Winning is a state of mind – challenge timeworn assumptions and prejudices,
and reflect on the vast potential within you.
♦ Attitude is the winner’s edge – believe in yourself, and expect to achieve your
goals and be successful.
♦ Winners always focus – set your goals, concentrate, and follow through.
♦ Winners take risks – step out of your comfort zone; take the initiative to make
things happen, or you will never know your potential.
♦ Winning demands persistence – hang in there when times are tough.
♦ Winning takes teamwork – be a champion on cooperation, not competition.
♦ Winners empower others – understand the needs of people, and guide, energize, and excite others.
♦ Winners demonstrate integrity – always be honest and know that we become what we do.
♦ Winners never stop learning – continue to learn realizing knowledge controls access to opportunity and
♦ Winners never finish – remember life is an ongoing process and always under construction.
Collectively, our chapter members have 8,232 hours this week. If we would each share just a small portion of our time in
IAAP service or leadership, just imagine how that experience would enrich our careers as administrative professionals
and benefit Minisa Chapter at the same time! What will you do with your 168 hours this week?
Winners are those people who
make a habit of doing things
that losers are afraid to do.
"This is the beginning of a new day. You have been given this day to use as you will.
You can waste it or use it for good. What you do today is important because you
are exchanging a day of your life for it. When tomorrow comes, this day will be
gone forever; in its place is something that you have left behind . . . let it be
~ Author Unknown
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Birthdays Service Anniversaries
Rebecca Dodge – November 3 Debbie Konklin (2006)
Cyndi Mullins CPS/CAP – November 8 Shirley Yingling CPS (1990)
Rachelle Baker – November 9
Jocelyn Pickard – November 21
Bobbie Frye CPS/CAP – November 24
Lisa Baker CPS/CAP – November 28
How to Print a Webpage Without Backgrounds
You can print out any webpage with its background colors or without background colors using
the Internet Explorer settings. If you print a webpage without background colors, then you can
speed up your printing and save printer ink.
The important thing is to always preview webpages before you print. In Internet Explorer go to
the File menu, then click on the Print Preview option.
To enable or disable print background colors option on a webpage, click on the Tools menu and then go to Internet
Options and click to open it.
Click on the Advanced tab then scroll down to find the Printing option.
Now check the option "Print background colors and images" then Apply and click OK.
Every Meeting an Advertisement
Every Member an Ambassador
• Support chapter meetings and activities
• Get involved – grow into leadership
• Promote a positive and friendly environment
• Treat everyone with respect
• Bring guests
• Learn who we are
• Maintain a standard of excellence
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Benefits of IAAP
Other ways for members to contribute to the Earn Continuing Education Credit
Trust (not part of the Family of Givers program) (CEUs) and/or CAP/CPS
recertification points at chapter,
are by purchasing: division, and international meetings or
♦ Holiday cards: this is the last year the
Trust is offering these cards that are Networking:
appropriate for your office, family and Meet and exchange ideas with office
friends, and your IAAP network: board professionals from other companies
members, committee chairs, associate and worldwide through the IAAP web
members, and guests. Order them community.
directly from headquarters: $20/25 cards,
$35/50 cards, and $50/75 cards. Enhance your skills and develop self-
♦ Pins: at only $5 each, the Trust’s annual
pin makes a wonderful gift – for board or Certified Professional
committee members, friends – or even Secretary® (CPS®) and
for a chapter speaker! See Bethel if you Certified Administrative
would like to purchase one.
Attain the coveted global standard of
measurement for administrative
assistants’ proficiency through an
extensive written examination.
Learn team-building and
organizational skills as a committee
member, committee chair, and officer.
Pathways to Excellence Technology Updates:
Remember to check out the Q&As Keep up to date on industry trends
and other tools that will assist you and technological advances.
in becoming excellent at:
www.iaap-hq.org/pathwaystoexcellence Professional Publications:
Receive timely information on issues
facing business professionals today.
WANT TO BECOME
Contact Bethel Banzhaf CPS/CAP,
Marsha Ector-Haney at MinisaChapter@hotmail.com
or 316-269-2137 and ask that an
Jeretta Eash IAAP informational packet be sent to
you. Better yet, attend one of our
meetings and see for yourself how
IAAP can help you achieve success
in the administrative profession!
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October Highlights . . .
Linda McCurdy CPS, Bethel Banzhaf CPS/CAP, Photographers
Inspirational message by Sue Ruth and her guests, speaker Networking
Members Bobby Burcham, Speaker Executive of the Year Presentation
Members and their executives Kansas Division Fall Seminar Marianne and Sharon
Minisa members Bobbie selling nuts to Janet Kansas Judicial Pros –host chapter
Pow Wow – November 2009 – Page 13
Add Value to Advance Every Day
If you want to climb the ladder at work, do not approach every
day by asking yourself “When will I earn a promotion?”
Instead, ask questions like these:
”How can I add value to my organization?”
”What can I do to make my boss’s job easier?”
“Where do I need to improve?”
”How can I make a difference?”
”What shortcomings should I address?”
Bottom line: Add value. Your boss will notice your efforts, and
you will soon reap the rewards of your hard work.
- Adapted from There’s No Elevator to the Top,
Umesh Ramakrishman, Portofolio, http:\\penguin.com
Care and Share
Minisa Chapter has several members who have serious medical issues, or have suffered a death in the
family or who have family members with major medical problems. As we enter into the Thanksgiving season and
reflect on all we have to be thankful for, let’s keep one another in our thoughts and prayers.
. . . Style Editor
The slash (/) and when you use it
Slashes have several meanings: and, or, both, to, or per. But use them with caution as they can make your
sentence difficult to interpret.
1. You can use a slash to indicate a time period that extends beyond a single year.
Example: Fiscal year 2007/08
2. Use it to replace per in measurements: 40 km/h (40 kilometers per hour).
3. You can use it to replace and/or. However, many readers dislike this usage as it can be ambiguous.
Example (awkward): You can attend the presentation and/or the dinner. (Is this easy to read?
How many options is the writer offering?)
Example (better): You can attend the presentation or the dinner or both.
4. Avoid using he/she or s/he – it is awkward and distracting.
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Bethel Banzhaf CPS/CAP
P O Box 854
Wichita, KS 67201
Chair: Pam Dinwiddie
Bethel Banzhaf CPS/CAP
Norma Farnsworth CPS/CAP
Patti Ferguson CPS/CAP
WE’RE ON T HE WEB:
See your name in print! All chapter members are ADVERTISING
encouraged to submit articles, information, SPACE AVAILABLE:
personal updates, anything you think would be of Business card size
interest to other chapter members. All members
who submit articles will receive incentive points.
$15 for 11 issues
SUBMISSION SUBMISSION Advertising is accepted on a
DEADLINE REQUIREMENTS space available basis.
3RD THURSDAY OF EVERY FONT: Arial Submit check with your business
MONTH SIZE: 10 card made payable to Minisa
PARAGRAPH: justified Chapter, IAAP, c/o Bethel
Submit articles to Bethel Banzhaf NAMES: first and last Banzhaf CPS/CAP, P O Box 854,
firstname.lastname@example.org Wichita, KS 67201
CPS/CAP: always, no comma
P O Box 854, Wichita KS 67201;
ALL COPY must be proofed
phone 269.2137, fax 269.9348
ONE SPACE after periods
All copy is subject to editing for length and clarity and is printed at the
discretion of the editorial staff.